Join the Parkrun movement. A Free 5km timed walk/run every Saturday from Murambi Rose Cafe on the East Coast.
Parkrun takes place at 8am, and open to all fitness levels. Grab a post Parkrun coffee and breakfast at Murambi Rose Cafe.
Don’t forget to bring your barcode! See the Parkrun website for more.
Crossways Centre offers a close business and shopping destination for the local community. Situated only 9km from the Estate, you will find a variety of amenities at your doorstep.
Enjoy a weekend of camping at the Sea. Yellow Sands offers prime seafront camping sites with access to both the beach and Kwelera River.
200 camp sites available with electrical supply points. All sites are within walking distance from the beach, on-site swimming pool and well maintained ablution facilities.
EMERALD VALE MICRO BREWERYA mere 15km’s from Balugha River Estate families can enjoy Emerald Vale Brewery’s rural setting and magnificent views.
Emerald Vale offers brewery tours for groups of five or more. Enjoy the unspoilt scenery, onsite restaurant and children’s play area. Pop into the The Hops Shop for awesome brewery merchandise!
INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE GAME RESERVESituated within a short, 10minute drive from Balugha River Estate, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is one of its own class Big Five Private Game Reserves with an emphasis on luxury and thoughtful detail.
Well known for its elephant interaction, and un-parallel wildlife viewing experiences. Inkwenkwezi is a popular attraction for tourists, and locals looking for an experience with nature.
MPONGO PRIVATE GAME RESERVEJust under an hours drive away from Balugha River Estate, Mpongo holds a treasure chest of African wildlife, beauty, rugged terrain and untouched land and offers accommodation, game drives, conference facilities and more.
EXPERIENCE NATURE Just up the road from Balugha River Estate adventure continuous at Areena Riverside Resort. Enjoy weekend camping, Quad Bike rides, Horse Riding adventures and Game Viewing. Spectacular trials will lead you to spot a variety of game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, eland, blesbuck, impala, nyala, fallow deer, waterbuck, duiker, bushbuck and ostrich.
Other activities on offer at Areena includes obstacle courses, abseiling, archery, and adventure races. Water enthusiasts can enjoy availability of canoe’s, Kayak’s, fishing spots and river cruises for the whole family.
Areena Quays family restaurant and pub is open 7 days a week.
Enjoy a laid back, truly local experience. Barefoot Cafe is locally run by two avid surfers, who specialise in tasty home made burgers and pizza. All meals are made from freshly sourced ingredients.
Enjoy craft beer on tap. Childrens menu available.
Tea in the trees is situated on the Cintsa West corner. Enjoy a variety of delicious breakfasts, lazy lunches and decadent teas in beautiful coastal forest surrounding.
Open on Saturday and Sundays from 9am – 2pm. Family market on the first and last Sundays of the month
Test your skills on the Olivewood 18-hole championship golf course.
The course celebrates Eastern Cape’s rolling hills, meadows and deep, forested gullies. From its highest point, the fairways meander down to the river plain and tidal lagoon. Enjoy the tranquility of the route back up the hill to the 18th hole and their magnificent clubhouse.
Fishermen are spoilt for variety at various secluded fishing spots and easy access to the beach. Commonly caught species within the area include; Natal Stumpnose, Galjoen, Shad, Kob as well Spotted Grunter.
Our sources confirm that catches are frequent within the area, due to secluded spots available for residents to enjoy.
A fresh catch gives you the perfect opportunity to light a fire, enjoy a cold beverage and watch the sunset over the river.
GLENGARRIFF BEACHResidents enjoy direct access points to the river and beach. Only a short walk from the Estate, Glengarriff Beach is situated along the exquisite Wild Coast of South Africa. The beach is fairly untouched, situated away from overcrowded tourists and remains breath-takingly beautiful.
GLEN EDEN BEACHEnjoy the fresh air and soft sand with frequent walks on the beach with family. Children can explore rockpools and enjoy safe swimming within the river mouth. Residence at Balugha River Estate have direct access to the river for greater convenience.
Boat launch spots, surfing spots and scuba diving areas nearby.
Experience 5 Star Luxury at an Award Winning Spa and Hotel only 18km from Balugha River Estate. Residents can enjoy an exclusive dining experience with world class wines.
Prana Lodge boasts a Spa and Wellness Centre offering treatments, yoga and meditation. Relax at the central infinity pool and enjoy a beverage in the lounge/bar area. Prana Lodge is the perfect venue for luxury travellers, family reunions, honeymoons or intimate weddings.